Today is Convocation 2018. It’s 10:30am. Been keeping busy today so as not to get too nervous – doing dishes, reading the paper, doing Architecture homework. We (convocates) should be there, lined up in order, no later than 12:15pm, so I’ll leave in an hour or so. The ceremony is from 1-4pm. I’ll be wearing my black gown, cap, & tassel and Lethbridge College green stole. Good thing it’s a nice sunny day today. It’s now 14°C and not a cloud in the sky. My hair is cut, my gown & stole are pressed, my shoes shined.
I don’t think Mom & Floyd can make it. Mom is pretty weak. I know she really wanted to go, but she’s been unwell the past few weeks. We took some pictures yesterday – Mom, Floyd, me in full dress. The ceremony today is kind of like PBR (bull riding) in that it lasts for about 3 hours, it’s mostly sitting and clapping, and at the end of it hordes of people will be leaving. Except this time, I’m a successfully graduated soon-to-be professional, and that’s no bull. But I understand why she cannot go. She has a hard time getting her breakfast and coffee down, let alone this.
I am missing my favourite formal black shirt. It must be at Father’s house. The last time I wore it was at Father’s viewing on Sept. 12, 2017. It’s probably still hanging in the closet. I’ll put on a tie – not sure which one yet – and head there early, on foot of course since it’s so close and I don’t want to fight for parking. I’ll bring an e-book with me to keep me occupied.
I’m supposed to meet Clara there after the ceremony. She said she’d come down from Calgary to see me. I’m sure she has other people to see, too. All my peeps from class will be there too, I’m guessing, except Aaron. He said he’d not attend the convocation ceremony. Actually, he said he’d attend as an audience member! <sigh> Well, maybe I’ll see him there later, along with Tyson, Randy, and my other teammates and classmates.
Gotta go graduate. Catch you later!